Sunday, January 07, 2018

Stone Soup :)

Back in the day, yours truly learned there were three states of matter, Solid, Liquid and Gas. That's it and ... inevitably, H2O was the model of showing this fact to be true due to the ease in which these states can be expressed by this unique compound known as water. In 2018, the notion of states has entered the quantum realm big time as described in a  Quanta Magazine article titled Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter.

Classifying said phases is now akin to the periodic table classifying elements.

Stone Soup indeed. :)

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